All posts for the month April, 2010

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 3 & 4

Just over a week ago I covered the first two episodes of The Pacific, HBO’s series on the Pacific theatre of World War II. After four months on Guadalcanal the troops finally get some hard earned reprieve and a hero’s welcome in Melbourne. They are treated as the saviours of Australia, but not everybody is [...]

Bloody Sunday Review (and Treasure Island Talk)

Wait a minute, didn’t this movie come out years ago? Yes, it came out in 2002, I try to stick to current films, but after watching Green Zone, and having been impressed with the latter Bourne movies, I decided to delve deeper into the Greengrass canon. The same director who was recently offered the chance [...]

Space Nazis and Human Centipedes

You can find just about anything on the internet. Well you already knew that, but the barriers to entry on the internet are much lower than, let’s say, for a motion picture or a book, which means any schmuck with an e-mail address can start a blog and throw in their two cents (i.e. me). [...]

The Pacific: Review of Episodes 1 & 2

As promised in that other post, I’ve written a review of the first two parts of The Pacific, the HBO mini series following three marines through the Pacific theatre of World War II. Executive producer Tom Hanks narrates the opening of each episode which features original footage and maps. We also get to hear from [...]

Dorian Gray Review

I know this movie has been out for a while but I only found out about it recently (it’s not out in Germany yet). I didn’t want to wait so here’s my take. The Corruption of Dorian Gray (Brief Synopsis) An impressionable young Dorian Gray (Ben Barnes) arrives in London where is he introduced to [...]

Dinner for Schmucks Preview

This preview starts off a little weak, but towards the end of the trailer I start getting excited about this movie. Admittedly the premise is a little strange (and the ending of the film looks a little obvious), but anything with Paul Rudd and Steve Carell in it can’t be that bad, can it? The [...]

This is Personal

This post is a little more personal than rest, and perhaps should have been my first post – you know, as a kind of introduction. I basically set this thing up and just started rattling out reviews and whatever else caught my attention. But here’s my attempt at distinguishing this blog from the millions of [...]

Pax Americana Documentary

Back in April I’d written a post about a documentary premiering in Europe, Pax Americana and the Weaponization of Space, I had expressed frustration that documentaries are extremely difficult to get a hold of, even in this day and age, but this particular film is now widely available online. The documentary is very well done, [...]

Robin Hood Preview

A while ago I saw the teaser for this film but now that the trailer is out it seems that a full blown preview for the upcoming Robin Hood is long overdue. In promoting this film they’re eager to remind us that Ridley Scott also directed Gladiator, but if you’re worried about his medieval credentials [...]

Repo Men Review

Have a Heart (Brief Synopsis) In the near future, artificial organs are commonplace but expensive. That means your new lease on life is just that – a lease. If you can’t make the payments they’ll send someone to take it back, but the best repo man in the business has a change of heart when [...]